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Daily Schmankerl: Ajax removes Ziyech’s release clause; Munich and ManCity pursuing Turkish youngster; farewell visit to Oktoberfest; Germany women crush Ukraine, and MORE!

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If Real Madrid (or any other suitors come knocking for Hakim Ziyech (check out his screamer against Valencia), he just got a hell of a lot more expensive. Meanwhile, Bayern might battle ManCity for the “next big thing” from Turkey: Burak Ince. That and more!

FC Bayern Muenchen Attends Oktoberfest 2019
Prost!
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Bayern Munich, Manchester City battle for Turkish talent (Sport)

Burak Ince is the “next big thing” out of Turkey. The 15-year-old has already established himself as a regular player with Altinordu in Turkey’s second division. Any transfer fee would be around €1.5 million. Leicester and Freiburg have been interested in Ince in the past. In September, he scored his first ever professional goal in a match against Eskisehirspor.

A move like this would be in line with Bayern’s youth policy of bringing in elite talent at a younger age and grooming them in Bayern’s academy. At this point, it’s hard to know what to make of a move like this, but the kid is already playing against grown men. That’s impressive in itself.


Bayern bids farewell to the Wiesn with players and wives!

Nothing like a few liters of beer with friends to wash away the taste of a bad result. This time, the Bayern team brought along their wives and girlfriends for the Wiesn fun.


Ajax removes Hakim Ziyech’s release clause (AS)

All summer long, we saw that Europe’s biggest clubs were after Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech. Whether it was Bayern, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Manchester United or Manchester City, everyone wanted to grab the Moroccan's signature.

Over the summer, the 26-year-old signed a new contract to keep him at Ajax through the summer of 2022; now, however, with the removal of his release clause, Ajax obviously intends to cash in big-time before losing him on the cheap.


Sebastian Rode scores a spectacular goal for Eintracht

Erstwhile Bayern and BVB man Sebastian Rode scored a great goal to give Eintracht the lead in the second half of their match against Bremen. Alas, the guests eventually evened the score and left with a 2-2 draw, but the goal is nonetheless worth seeing.

Hakim Ziyech’s screamer as seen from the stands (@TekkersMedia)

A few days ago, Hakim Ziyech scored an absolute screamer of a goal against Valencia in Ajax’s Champions League. Ajax won 3-0 in the end and is sitting pretty atop group H.

Sure, he takes a lot of shots he probably shouldn’t, but, man, when one goes in...

AC Milan keeping tabs on Schalke's Ozan Kabak (Calciomercato/Fabrizio Romano)

Remember the defender Ozan Kabak at VfB Stuttgart who was (this and that), then suddenly was not headed for Bayern Munich? Well, he has not exactly managed to break through at Schalke yet, and AC Milan is apparently monitoring his willingness to stay on in Germany. Kabak began the season with an untimely foot injury and has played all of 12 minutes over two games as a late sub. The other three games for which he was available he sat on the bench. That must be a heavy fall back to earth after he played over 1,500 minutes for Stuttgart just last season, even if they were doomed to relegation.

Deutsche Mädels CRUSH Ukraine 8-0 (Sportschau)

Before the Bayern Buam played on Saturday morning, the German women’s team utterly crushed Ukraine 8-0 in their Euro 2021 qualifying campaign. 18-year-old Klara Bühl opened the scoring in the 7th minute and had a hat-trick just after the hour mark. Bayern’s own Lina Magull likewise scored a hat-trick, and teammates Giulia Gwinn and Melanie Leupolz both scored. In other words, all three Bayern Mädels in the starting lineup scored!

You can savor all eight goals from the DFB Frauen’s performance over at Sportschau.

FC Bayern II beats Eintracht Braunschweig to jump into 8th place in the 3.Liga!

If you missed our earlier coverage, Bayern II had themselves a hard-fought win against one of the toughest teams in the 3.Liga, Eintracht Braunschweig. The team hung on to a 1-0 lead and made it 2-0 with a very long shot (from Bayern’s own half) by Leon Dajaku. Things are looking very good for Bayern’s youth as they season playing against professionals.

Check out the full recap of the game here: